Village of Riverwoods

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Forestry

The trees and forests in the Village of Riverwoods, are a treasured community asset. The protection and enhancement of these resources has been a priority of village residents for many years. The Forestry Department administers the village's Tree Preservation Ordinance, coordinates programs for the control of invasive plants and reforestation plantings, reviews building permit applications to address tree preservation and landscaping requirements, conducts annual surveys to identify diseased trees and trees that may be hazardous to village owned streets, works with other village departments to coordinate tree and landscape efforts for village public improvement projects, provides informational and educational material for residents, and responds to resident inquiries.

The village's forestry consultant, Urban Forest Management, Inc. of Fox River Grove, Illinois, has worked with the elected and appointed officials of the village for many years to provide technical input to our forestry programs.

Tree Tips

Representatives of Conserve Lake County reported the following information from a recent Urban Tree Conference at the Morton Arboretum:

Conserve Lake County (formerly Liberty Prairie Conservancy), is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1995. Its mission is to preserve open land, restore natural areas and inspire commitment to land conservation for the benefit of people and wildlife in Lake County, Illinois. Check out its website at conservelakecounty.org to use its resources and free on-site advice about native, eco-friendly landscapes, and to participate in the Conservation@Home program.